Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by knoxtennessee:
3.03/5 rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
22oz bottle-wine glass blah blah blah, you know the drill.
A- Great orange color with thin white foam that laces the glass. A very welcomed chill haze lets me know they used real pumpkin.
S- Hmm. Not as much happening as I expected. I get some pie spice and a little malty aroma, some subdued fruit. Not really the punch of toasty malt I was expecting. No notable yeast contribution. A little bland.
T- Fairly disappointing. Not very much malt flavor, spices are a little weak. The pumpkin character just doesn't have enough other flavors to support it. I feel like for a beer of this gravity you just don't get enough character.
M- Thin and fizzy. Dry finish.
O- Just not enough character for a beer this big. It's just too bland and vague. It's like they wanted to make it approachable. Wrong tactic. For $11 a bomber I was expecting a lot more flavor. They should through out the wheat and Munich and replace them with amber malt and a good English crystal. Maybe a bit higher mash rest or a less attenuative ale yeast. A good English strain would really help with the over all body and flavor. Just too plain for the style, and the price.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2012 17:56:39 | More by knoxtennessee
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4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Wouldn't usually go for pumpkin beers, but had this one was given to me by a friend, so excited to try it. What there is of the thin tan head escapes quickly, leaving only a reddish-orange brew. Aroma consists of spice, yeast, pumpkin and sugar. Can you say dessert? Tastes just like your favorite pumpkin pie with a little alcohol added for good measure. If we are going by style alone, and staying true to moniker, then this beer is top 10.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 02:22:05 | More by stephens101
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.